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“Cosy and homely barn”
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Sleeping for 6 in two full sized bunk beds and a double sofa bed.
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Sleeping for 6 in two full sized bunk beds and a double sofa bed.
Wills Barn: come and enjoy the outdoors.
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12 reviews
Sleeping for 6 in two full sized bunk beds and a double sofa bed.
Wills Barn: come and enjoy the outdoors.
There's a campfire and picnic benches for evenings under the stars.
Log burning stove to keep you warm and cook your meals on.
Kids will enjoy the hand-made bunks.
Dining for six.
Stunning views of the Manifold Valley to the front.
Shower and toilet facilities in the barn.
The Manifold Valley is a short walk from Wills Barn
Thor's Cave is within walking distance
Chatsworth House: a great day out in the Peak District
Planning your route for the day ahead.
Alton Towers is a 20 minute drive away
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Butterton, Peak District National Park, England

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Joshua L
2 reviews
“Cosy and homely barn”
Reviewed March 25, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

I stayed here with family for a night during mid March and we had a lovely time in this comfortable, cosy barn. It’s a very homely barn, we loved the fire, it provided a refuge from the snow outside!

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Management Response
30 Mar 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. Glad that Wills Barn was cosy and homely during the blizzard (the Beast from the east, as so they called it). Hope we can welcome you back in the future.
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johnfX803...
Derby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wills Barn”
Reviewed December 12, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

A group of 6 of us stayed here whilst celebrating a friends 30th. Great location - walking distance from a number of surrounding villages (and pubs). We were grateful of the heaters, which were kindly turned on before we arrived. The log burner kept us all warm and the comfy and clean beds ensured we all had a decent sleep. Already looking forward to booking again next year!

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Management Response
30 Mar 2018
Thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

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Management Response
12 Dec 2017
Thanks for the great comments. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Rob D
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Second stay at wills barn”
Reviewed October 26, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Stayed here the weekend of storm Brian and we all thouerly enjoyed our two night stay snug as a bug we were as the wind howls around us and the rain batterd at the door would love to stay again .need more cupboard space or a shelving rack .doest really matter its still a wonderful retreat

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Management Response
12 Dec 2017
Thanks for the great comments, will look into more shelving space.
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biffa42
norfolk
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely but only slept four”
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A lovely barn in a gorgeous location. Really enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings with the fire pit going. Be aware that the owners do charge five pounds for a bag of logs, which don't last long especially in the evenings when it does get cold. The local pub was cosy and everyone was very friendly there.
A few days before we arrived we received an email telling us the double sofa bed was damaged and they had supplied two camp beds instead. Unfortunately when we arrived these beds turned out to be totally inadequate, and we're not fit for anyone other than small children, As a result my eleven year old son had to share my bed for the four nights we were there, not very comfortable.
As a result I would not recommend this barn for a party over four people, but overall a nice place.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
Thanks for your feed back. Apologies for the bed situation. The fold out beds were sold to us as suitable for adults but we will be replacing them ASAP with something more suitable. As for the logs these don't have to be purchased from us, but the large bags we supply are larger than ones sold at garages and supermarkets. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience at the barn and hope you can visit again in the future.
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PAULI5
Hamburg, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unique experience in fantastic surroundings”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We were thrilled by the description and reviews of this barn and booked it as first stop for our two-week trip around Middle and North of England.
The barn's location is indeed unique, the kids loved it at once. Sitting outside in the evening sun on the beer bench was one of the great experiences during our trip.
We found the concept of the barn great - you sleep in dopplestock beds all in one room, you have an oven to do the heating and the cooking etc.
Unfortunately, we found the barn not particularly cleaned. There were leftovers of trash in several places and hair around the beddings, sink and bathroom. Bearing that in mind, the price - performance didn't feel quite right, thus only three points in this review.

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Liked best: Location and glamping concept
Liked least: Barn was basically not cleaned: black long hair on bedding, sink and shower, garbage in grill, oven was not emptied, chokolade packaging in bed...
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thank you for your feed back and we are glad you enjoyed our area and the barn experience. Apologies for the barn not being cleaned to our normal standard of cleaning; we were away on holiday immediately before your arrival and had left a cleaner to look after the barn. We have taken steps to ensure that this will not happen again.
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Stephanie...
United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Charming little barn in an idyllic setting.”
Reviewed April 20, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We truly enjoyed our stay at Wills Barn. The description of the property was completely accurate and our kids really loved the bunk beds and wood burning stove. The owners of the property were lovely and even brought down extra firewood for us as it was really cold!

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Liked best: The view!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
Thanks for the lovely review and we hope to see you again when the weather is warmer.
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